According to data from the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index, consumers' expectations for U.S. economy increased to 45.2 in in the week ended October 11 from 44.8 the prior week. The increase was driven by a better sentiment among part-time workers.
The measure of views of the economy rose to 35.6 from 35.4. It was the highest reading since early May.
The buying climate index fell to 39.5 from 39.6.
The personal finances index was up to 60.5 from 59.3.